of English and American
Translation and Interpreting Section
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
is pleased to invite you to the
Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2017
"Translating the Wor(l)d: Beyond Language"
November 10–11, 2017
Since 2011, when it was held for the first time, the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc has established itself as an open platform which is not limited only to an academic exchange within translation and interpreting studies research but embraces discussion with all players in the field of cross-language communication (see archive for TIFO 2014, 2012 and 2011).
The 2017 conference theme "Translating the Wor(l)d: Beyond Language" reflects upon the fact that translation has become a major communication modality of the post-modern globalized world. The conference aims at mapping the landscape of this specific human activity by exploring the increasing complexity of language communication. The featured guest speakers for TIFO 2017 are Franz Pöchhacker (University of Vienna) and Aline Remael (University of Antwerp). Conference sections are suggested as follows:
● translator's and interpreter's role and ethics in
● formative aspects of the profession: developing inclinations,
aptitudes, and skills
● quality throughout the translation/interpreting process
● crossing language borders: a major challenge, or a source of
● translation technology, its position, requirements, and benefits
● translating literature as a way to the knowledge of the world
For participants arriving on Thursday there will be an evening guided tour around Olomouc historical inner city and a welcome drink.Venue:
The conference will take place at Palacký University Olomouc. The venue will be announced later.
Department of English and American Studies
tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc 771 80
Tel. +420 731 065 714
We can offer accommodation for a reduced price at the university dormitories. Single rooms (1 bed) and shared rooms (2 beds) are available. The prices range from 10 to 25 EUR per night. Capacities are limited, accommodation can be guaranteed only for early registrations. If interested, please fill in the appropriate part of the registration form.
|(1) Hotel U Dómu||***||from 50 EUR|
|(2) Penzion Na Hradě||***||from 58 EUR|
|(3) Hotel Arigone||***||from 83 EUR|
|(4) Hotel Alley||****||from 73 EUR|
|(5) Hotel NH Olomouc Congress||****||From 111 EUR|
|(6) Cosy Corner Hostel||hostel||from 17 EUR|
About the City of Olomouc:
Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the Czech Republic. The region is distinguished for its agriculture, industry and beautiful countryside, as well as its historical and cultural traditions. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic, mainly due to its well preserved historical inner city (after Prague, second largest in the Czech Republic). More...
About Palacký University:
University in Olomouc is the second oldest university
Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more
than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned
centre for teaching and research. University attracts students from
other European and overseas countries. With more than 23,000 students
on eight faculties, it provides quality education and excellent
background for research in the wide range of academic disciplines.